The Mobile Library van no longer stops in Curridge, but it does stop in Hermitage and Oare on designated Tuesdays.
Large selection of books, including large print.
Very friendly service.
Enquiries to Newbury Library, The Wharf, Newbury. RG14 5AU Tel: 01635 519 827/90
Wheelie Bins & Litter
General waste (black wheelie bin) is collected fortnightly. The Kerbside Recycling Scheme and Green Waste Collection operates fortnightly.
West Berkshire in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services
Contact Streetcare Helpline 01635 519 080
RECYCLING bins are available at the Newtown Road Household Waste Recycling Centre in Newbury, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose and Hilliers Garden Centre in Hermitage.
LITTER We want to keep Curridge as free from litter as possible. The Residents' Association has some litter picking sticks for families or individuals to borrow to use when they are out walking. Everyone's help is appreciated.
Berkshire Carers Service
Formerly known as the Princess Royal Trust for Carers we provide free support to anyone, child or adult, looking after someone disabled, ill, with addiction issues or age-related frailty.
Our services are advocacy, information & advice, carers’ grants, activities for young carers, support groups, and administration of an emergency respite scheme. We also campaign actively for carers’ rights. Recent campaigns have included carers’ allowance and carers’ assessments. 48 different support groups run across the County giving carers an opportunity to share experiences, have time away from caring and meet new people. Most of these are run by former carers with first-hand experience of caring at different stages.
Anyone needing support who is an unpaid carer can telephone our freephone 0800 988 5462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our two websites provide links and information: www.berkshirecarers.org (adults) and www.chillberkshire.org
Residents can sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter in the post or by email.
Our newly launched children’s free activities programme, CHILL, kicks off on 8th August. Any young carer can register to attend freely and a travel grant is available for low income families or families where complex care arrangements need to be made. Activities are open to 11-13 year olds.
Downland Volunteer Group
Contact the Downland Volunteer Group Office, The Surgery, High Street, Compton. RG20 6NJ Tel: 01635 578 394
For a donation, transport to medical appointments can be arranged (for people in villages within the Downlands Area without their own transport).
Deliver milk and other products to your door three times a week.
Express Way, Newbury.
Tel: 01635 41161 or 0800317846
Newbury Weekly News
The local newspaper serving the area. Published every Thursday.
Circulation Dept. NWN, Newspaper House, Faraday Road, Newbury. RG14 2DW
Tel: 01635 564513
To subscribe on line go to www.newburytoday.co.uk and click on 'NWNonline'.
Tel: 01635 578452 (ask for Barrie)